Day At The Track

Sir Lincoln 2yos showing promise

09:13 PM 08 Aug 2016 NZST
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Sir Lincoln
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Sir Lincoln raced 53 times in New Zealand for 20 wins in a harness racing career spanning from 2008 to 2013. He raced with distinction against the best horses in New Zealand and has a Jewels win and an Auckland Cup to his name, beating champion horse Terror To Love in the Auckland Cup in 2012. He also had 4 starts in Australia for 1 win and 2 seconds during his racing career. 

In his first season at stud Sir Lincoln served over 100 mares and that first crop have just turned two. Many of those 2yos are starting to excite trainers on private tracks around New Zealand and I talked to Canterbury trainer Bruce Negus about a couple of his young Sir Lincolns that are impressing him at an early stage.

Bruce said he has a 2yo colt by Sir Lincoln out of Eves Apple(Red River Hanover - Adam's dream) that he says has gone as good as anything else he has had at a similar stage of their career. On 1st August 2016 the day he turned two, the Eves Apple colt paced a quarter in 29.9 on his home track, a time that stacked up to horses the caliber of Ginger Man on his track at the same age. That colt is very good says Bruce, and has done every thing asked of him so far. Bruce has a couple of fillies that have also shown plenty early, including a filly he has a lot of time for from Sir Lincoln out of Graceandtemika(Courage Under Fire - Detach). That filly has paced 31.4 for a quarter and is also a well gaited filly. The other filly Bruce spoke highly of that has shown a lot of ability at this early stage is by Sir Lincoln out of the mare Monaveen(Sands A Flyin - Stronechrubie).

One of the things Bruce likes about the stock of the Sir Lincolns is that they are so cleanly gaited. He said two of the above mares were bad knee knockers but the resulting Sir Lincoln foals have been well gaited and have shown none of the knee knocking tendency of the mares. Colin DeFilippi who has driven the young horses in work agrees and says their best assets are their gait as well as their speed. The colt in particular ran 29.9 but did it so easily and was very well mannered said Colin.

Bruce thinks Sir Lincoln is great value as a sire from what he had seen of the foals on the ground so far and has another four of his mares going to Sir Lincoln this season.


Sir Lincoln is standing at Lincoln Farms
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